Posts Tagged "repetition and variation"

Parallel Lines: Video Contest Using Only Six Lines of Dialogue

Parallel Lines was a video contest run by electronic company Philips, requiring entrants to adhere to a very specific set of rules. All videos had to be under 3 minutes and could only contain six lines of dialogue: “What is that?,” “It’s? a unicorn,” “Never seen one up close before,” “Beautiful,” “Get away, get away,” and “I’m sorry.” The first…

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Lonely Astronauts

Hunter Freeman has a fun series of astronauts, outside of their regular context. It’s a small set, but I love how much is portrayed, even with the absence of a face. I think out of all of them, the diner scene is my favorite. [via Ektopia] Related:Yuri Gagarin: First OrbitAstronaut: A Flickr-Generated ProjectMy Pecha Kucha Talk: Repetition and VariationWriting The…

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Sonar: Numeric and Circular Music Visualization

Sonar is an absolutely beautiful animation. It syncs up with the music in a lovely way, and I’ve watched this repeatedly now for a few times. I can’t seem to find much about this, beyond the fact that it was uploaded by YouTube user techdx5 about a year ago. Tracked down the video to Renaud Hallée, who can also be…

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Symmetry

While Symmetry doesn’t hold exactly to its title, it’s still a pretty great juxtaposition of movement/images. [via MetaFilter] Related:Beaker (From The Muppets) Sings “Ode To Joy”Split Screen

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Astronaut

An old project of mine, based off of a song by my friend Dan Frick. Seems appropriate, given the day: Astronaut: A Flickr-Generated Project

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Scaffoldage: Skeletal Archiporn

Scaffoldage does pretty much what it says on the tin: lots and lots of photos of scaffolding. It’s actually quite the mesmerizing site. There are tons of super-industrial examples, but a lot of scaffolds that seem to be made from bamboo and barely holding together. I’m kind of in awe at how large some of the scaffolding gets – it’s…

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Before I Die: Public Chalkboard Installation

Before I Die is a thought-provoking public installation by artist Candy Chang. A wall is turned into a giant chalkboard, and people are invited to finish the sentence that begins with Before I die I want to _________. The image shows the public installation in New Orleans, but a gallery installation took place earlier in the year in Dallas-Forth Worth,…

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Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson Perform Minimalist Hand-Clapping Song

Clapping Music is a minimalist piece by composer Steve Reich, involving two performers who clap. Both performers begin in unison, but one performer gradually shifts their tempo by an eighth note… until the two are once more in unison. If you’d like to hear the original piece with two performers, check out this video. Over lunch, I stumbled across this…

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CubeDudes

CubeDudes are the creation of Pixar animator Angus MacLane. I can’t believe how many different characters he’s able to make, all of them looking so distinctive and different from one another. They’re tiny and awesome! [via Justin S]

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Mistake Reports: Stories and Advice

Mistake Report is a brillaint idea for a website. The stories are pretty funny, and enjoyable to read through. And, of course, it speaks to my fondness for repetition and variation. There’s a book, of course. But it looks to be filled with different types of blank notices. Which is an ok idea, but I’d much rather see a collection…

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100 Portraits – 100 Photographers

100 Portraits — 100 Photographers is an online gallery of an exhibit that will be at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in DC. Part of Foto Week DC, this series of images is pretty captivating, and lots of fun to sift through. In particular, one of my favorites (above) is by photographer Noah Kalina. I love how each photo has…

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New Project: Art Film Ending

I’m happy to officially announce a new project: Art Film Ending. The title/site should be pretty self-explanatory, but here’s an official blurb I wrote up: Hidden within every movie is a secret art film. It’s easy to find, as long as you know the right place to stop and fade to black. With a little timing and just the right…

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Bridge Eaters: Tilt-Shift, Time Lapse Demolition

This is a great tilt-shift, time-lapse video from Daily Dose of Imagery. I’ve been a fan of Sam Javanrouh for a while now, and his daily photo blog is one you should consider adding to your feeds. I’m generally not all that wild about the tilt-shift effect, myself. But there’s something about adding the time-lapse element, that gives a very…

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I Am Chicago: Random Portraits in Chicago’s Neighborhoods

Reggie and Denzel, taken in Lakeview. I Am Chicago is a series of portraits featuring a portable, natural-light studio and random Chicagoans from various neighborhood corners. Photographed by Adam Novak, Sara Collins, and Andrew Zoechbauer, these are mesmerizing images of the people they encountered. We spend a day […] documenting the characters of the city by inviting all who pass…

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